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Applying eye shadow: The most common mistakes in eye make-up

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No make-up is complete without eyeshadow. With it, the look looks expressive, the eyes – larger and small quirks like Schupflider can be concealed. Although it looks pretty easy to make up the eyes, many women commit some mistakes. We will tell you which are the most common ones and how to avoid them. We will also give you some useful tips on how to blend eyeshadows in the fastest way and what brushes you will use.

Applying eyeshadow: always put your eyes on first!

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This is the right way to do it (left): Finish the makeup on the eyes first. In this way, falling color crumbs of the eyeshadow can be removed more easily later.

How to do it wrong (right): First apply foundation and concealer, then make up the eyes. Then the color crumbs can be concealed later only with difficulty.

Applying eyeshadow: Always apply a base.

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Here’s how to do it right: always apply a base to the eyelids. Prepare the eyelids first: Tea bags help with puffy eyes. Pour hot water on the tea bag, cool the bag in the refrigerator, then leave on the eye for 10 minutes. Apply cream, massage lightly. Wait for half an hour. Then apply concealer for an even skin tone.

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Fix with a cone-shaped flat brush and powder. This makes it easier to blend eyeshadows later. This is how you do it wrong: Do not apply a base. Result: The eyeshadows smudge and gather in the crease of the eyelid.

Apply the eyeshadow with the appropriate brush.

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This is the right way to do it: Always use the appropriate brush: Make up the crease with a cone-shaped brush, then blend the eyeshadows with a clean small brush with lush brush hairs.

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Apply glitter eyeshadow with a flat eyeshadow brush or finger, and use an eyeliner brush for a precise and even stroke. Here’s how to do it wrong: apply makeup with a brush. Result: the eyeshadows cannot be blended, precise strokes are not possible.

Apply the eyeshadow in layers

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Here’s how to do it right (left): first put a little bit of eyeshadow on the brush. Make sure that the brush does not release any more color and only then put some more eyeshadow on the brush.
How to do it wrong (right): Apply too much eyeshadow, then it can be difficult to blend.

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Blending the eyeshadows: This is how you choose the right shade!

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How to do it right (left): choose the right shade for blending according to your own skin tone and preferred look. The eyeshadow color for the transition is one or two shades lighter than the skin color. It makes the eye look bigger and provides a smooth transition to the lighter eyeshadows in the inner corner of the eye. Start with a light eyeshadow, then move to darker shades.

This is how you do it wrong (right): choose the wrong shade for the transition.

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Applying eyeshadow: Emphasize the brow arch.

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How to do it right: Apply a bit of glittery eyeshadow under the brow bone to soften the transition to the eyelid. How to do it wrong: Emphasize the brow arch too intensively.

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